8.4 Board of Trustees’ Outstanding Faculty Award
The purpose of the award is to recognize a faculty member who has made a significant positive impact on student learning, with special emphasis on teaching outside the classroom. Any faculty member as defined in the Handbook, who has been with the school a minimum of three years, is eligible for nomination. The Awards Committee will consider the following factors:
- Creative achievement, which contributes significantly to the breadth of the students’ classroom learning experience, for example: across-the curriculum teaching, teaching in multiple departments, or active learning applications.
- Significant achievement made outside the classroom environment such as mentoring or other forms of student communication and encouragement and the active fostering of a learning community.
- Developing and implementing practices that align with the state-of-art in higher education.
With the exception of the candidate CV, nomination letters should be no more than two pages in length, and must include of the following components:
- a statement introducing the nominee and touching on the nominee’s overall merits,
- a statement defining the significant creative achievements the candidate has made that contribute directly to the breadth of student classroom learning,
- a statement of activities related to achievements made in teaching outside the classroom,
- a statement defining the practices that candidate has developed and implemented that align with the state-of-art in higher education, and
- a candidate CV.
If requested by the Awards Committee, full dossiers for the candidate must include the following components:
- all nomination materials listed above,
- Department Head evaluations for the previous three years,
- letters of support from colleagues and students, and
- any other supplemental materials deemed relevant.
This award is not intended to be given each year.
The award consists of a plaque, $2,000 deposited into a faculty member’s professional development account, and travel support to national engineering education conference for $1,000.
March 30, 2015